Can't Find a Tommygun in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Zappa, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Zappa

    Zappa New Member

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    I finally decided that I want a Tommygun. My problem is actually finding one on the shelf here in Massachusetts. I checked the AO website and got a list of authorized dealers, but none of them actually keep any in stock. I'd like to see for myself the difference between the standard 1927A1, and the A5 Lightweight model before I decide which one to buy. Today I stopped in at a gun shop in Shrewsbury Mass., just to look around. I asked the clerk about getting a Tommygun and he said "why do you want one of those, they weigh a ton?". I said I knew they were heavy, that's why I wanted to check out a few of their variations. I asked him why he didn't have one in stock and he replied "nobody buys those, if I had one it would sit on the shelf for years". I then said "if you don't have one for people to see and examine, how would you ever sell one?" I then went on to say that in a shop with over 300 long guns in the rack, why isn't it reasonable to keep just one Tommygun in stock. he then went back to the weight thing and said "They're just too heavy, nobody want's them". I then pointed out that he had no less than six S&W 500's in the case, all of which cost as much or more than a Tommygun. Talk about heavy!, why would anyone want one of those?
    Anyway, I left the store empty handed.
    It's sort of like the chicken and the egg thing, how do you expect to sell something if you don't have one to sell?

    BTW, this conversation took place in a gun shop that was literally less than TEN MILES from the KAHR ARMS FACTORY in Worcester Mass., where the Tommyguns are currently manufactured.
    And no, they don't have a factory outlet store, I already checked.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Are Thompson 1927's even legal in the Peoples Republik of Massatwo****s? With their "evil' protruding pistol grips and (OMG) high capacity magazines, I would think they would be banned.

    Just because someone owns a gun shop does not mean they have any common or business sence. They have a load of .500 S&Ws but, how long have they been in there? They stock what they "think" they will sell. How much call is there for Remington .300 mag Senderos in a New England state? Some, I'm sure but not as much as Arizona I'll bet.
     

  3. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    why dont you just order one. and why would anyone ever want a s&w 500? the same reason for wanting a tommy gun; why not
     
  4. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    How much are you looking to pay?

    This guy apparently carries one or two, and I assume he can ship to your ffl.
     
  5. Zappa

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    Update - I Found One !

    My quest has ended. I found the 1927A1 that I was looking for. It was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. A local shop took one in trade a few days ago and it went home with me today. :)
     
  6. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    how much did it cost ya?
     
  7. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    I've tried to talk myself into one of those rifles, but I couldn't get past the weight and sights. Post a range report when you get a chance.
     
  8. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Unless it's full auto anyway, why buy it...:p
     
  9. DarkFreedom

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    I can suggest https://www.jerryssportscenter.com/
    i have their catalog right here and they have the tommygun. available with 50 or 100 round drum clips and u can even special oder one with a violin case ;)
     
  10. WILDCATT

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    thompson

    I have fired the real thing and its fine in combat but its a pita for civilian.
    I like the Riesing better.some trash it but if you know the gun its fine,my friend used one in the pacific,and never had a problem.and the new ones have 16" barrels compared to 12".a hi point is lighter and much less money.
    but of course its "COOL"to own a "trench sweeper"a real one is in the $12,000
    to $16,000.:rolleyes: :eek: :D
     
  11. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    because they're COOL!
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 New Member

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    Welcome to the TOMMY GUN Club

    Hey, welcome to the TSMG club, Zappa !!

    I own a Commando model (T1-C) ...bought it at a PA Gun Show...only paid $850 OTD...then purchased a 50 round drum from Kahr for $250. And I'm always picking up 30 round stick mags at shows, and with a little dremel work, they usually work perfect ( just make sure you check the feedlips...they gotta be bent just right ).

    Now I'm gonna buy a vertical pistol grip to replace the horizontal foregrip...then paint it black...( because Kahr would not make one for me in-house )

    Which model did you get ?!

    Here's a few pics of mine...

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  13. janikphoto

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    yeah, tell us what you paid... I've seen them from $900 to about $1500, depending on model, accessories, and dealer's greed-factor. I just couldn't make myself get the 1927. I'd rather save up forever, until I can afford a real 1928, which cost as much as an automobile...